Join a room

When you’re invited to join a room, Hangouts Chat sends you a notification. You can preview the room and see its message history before you join.

At the top left, a red number indicates how many new rooms you've been invited to.

  1. Open Chat.
  2. At the top left, click Find people, rooms, bots.
  3. Click Browse rooms. The rooms you're invited to appear at the top of the list.
  4. Choose to join or preview a room:
    • To join a room, click Add Add.
    • To preview a room, point to the room name and click Preview.
  5. If you join a room, click Open to start a new conversation.

Preview the room

When you preview a room, you can read messages, but you can't participate in the discussion and won't receive notifications. To join the room, click Join in the preview.

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